Food Network has pulled the plug on Emerl Live, the 10 year cooking program starring Emeril Lagasse.
Production on the program will cease on December 11. Food Network publicist Carrie Welch told The Associated Press that though the series is ending, Emeril is still under contract with the network and “We love him, we support him and look forward to a long partnership with him.”
Commenting on why the show was canceled, Welch told the AP: “The only reason would be that it hit a ton of television milestones and, you know, all good things come to an end.”
Emeril’s other show The Essence of Emeril will continue to be produced, and Emeril will also take part in “specials and other development opportunities in the future”.
In a statement provided by Welch, Lagasse had the following to say:
“I am deeply appreciative to all the unbelievable staff — many who have been with the show since the beginning — and all the loyal viewers, and the many talented guests who have appeared on the show through the years”.
“I look forward to continuing my association with the Food Network with ‘The Essence of Emeril,’ and I have lots of new ideas cooking”.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter